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1981 AR100L AV
AR100L Antique Violin 1981 (more images) Red copyright sprite

The AR100L is a left-handed Artist series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1981. It was made in Japan.

The AR100L features an arched flame maple top on a double-cutaway mahogany body mated to a set-in three-piece maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and pearloid dot position markers. Components include dual Ibanez humbucking pickups mounted in creme pickup rings with individual volume and tone controls, a Gibraltar Tune-O-Matic style bridge and Quik Change tailpiece with an ornamental scalloped plate, rubberized Sure Grip control knobs and VelveTune machine heads.

The pickups initially were uncovered V2 humbuckers with creme bobbins; for 1982 these were replaced by brass covered Super 58 pickups. For 1983 the Gibraltar bridge and tailpiece were replaced with the Gibraltar II bridge and Quik Change tailpiece.

The AR100 is a right-handed version. The AR300L is a related model with added Tri-Sound pickup switching and split block fretboard inlays.

The AR100L was discontinued after 1984.

Specifications

Specifications for AR100L
Year(s) produced: 1981–1984
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Antique Violin (AV) 1981–1982 / Cherry Sunburst (CS) 1983–1984
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ flame maple top
Neck joint:
Set-in w/ smooth heel
Bridge:
1982: Gibraltar (w/ sustain block)
1983–1984: Gibraltar II (w/ sustain block)
Tailpiece:
1982: Quik Change w/ plate
1983–1984: Quik Change II w/ plate
Knob style:
Sure Grip
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
AR
Neck material:
3-piece rock maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearloid dot
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Bone
Machine heads:
1982: Ibanez VelveTune
1983–1984: Ibanez VelveTune II
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
1981: Ibanez V2 (H) creme bobbins
1982–1984 Ibanez Super 58 (H) brass covered
Neck pickup:
1981: Ibanez V2 (H) creme bobbins
1982–1984 Ibanez Super 58 (H) brass covered
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle

Images

83 AR100L CS
ALR110L Cherry Sunburst 1983 Enlarge sprite

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